Ashland opens emergency shelters

Ashland, Ore.- With freezing temperatures in the forecast, the City of Ashland has decided to offer emergency shelter over the weekend.

Pioneer Hall, located at 73 Winburn Way, will be open from 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 to 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17.

Saturday evening, the shelter will be located at First Presbyterian Church Calvin Hall at 1615 Clark Ave. on the corner of Walker Ave. & Siskiyou. It will be open beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 until 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18.

The shelter will will return to Pioneer Hall Sunday night, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The shelter is open to anyone who needs to get out of the weather. Guests wishing to stay in the shelter overnight must arrive no later than 9:30 p.m.  Children and families, as well as dogs, are welcome in the shelter, however drugs, alcohol and weapons are not.

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